Junior Architect & Project Research Associate

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience seeks to fill aJunior Architect & Project Research Associate position tosupport the Global Forum team and the Big Sticky Projectsinitiative.Responsibilities to include management of architecturalconstruction sites & buildings, as well as co-leading thesupervision and execution of such projects altogether with theSenior Architect, from conception through completion using the mostadvance technologies and methods.In addition, to provide support in achieving successful projectoutcomes, ensuring design and construction optimizing universityprogram goals, conforming to the project established criteria forscope, cost, schedule and quality. To assist managing assignedprojects and coordinating with all participants in the design,value engineering, document review, construction, occupancy, closeout, warranty, and financial management processes.Required Qualifications• B.S degree in Architecture or relevant field from an accreditedcollege or university.• Demonstrated Management experience with Architecturalconstruction documents.• Working knowledge of site/building design and constructionprocesses.• Experience with project management software including Autodeskproducts, SharePoint, Rhino, Adobe, MS Office, etc.• Team building and organizational negotiation experience.• Project management and records management skills as well asproven customer service skills.• Ability to interpret design/construction documents.• Ability to read/interpret construction schedules and workingknowledge of building codes and construction means andmethods.• Demonstrated teaching experience.• Working knowledge of smart construction.• Exposure to cost control of the project.• Schedule implementation skills.Preferred Qualifications• M.S. in Architecture or in a relevant field of study.• Experience in Design/Build, and Construction Managerial Riskconstruction.• Demonstrated ability and experience in managing new constructionand major renovation projects of high complexity from conceptthrough completion.• Excellent communication skills including academic writing andediting skills.• Strong research skills with research interest in the area ofArchitecture and Design.Pay BandAppointment TypeRestrictedSalary InformationReview DateJanuary 15, 2020Additional InformationInterested applicants are asked to submit a complete application,cover letter, resume and three professional references.The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Roslyn Garrison at [email protected] regular business hours at least 10 business days prior tothe event.Advertised: December 18, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

Baking Industry Awards ’18: Bakery Innovation Award

first_imgSponsored by ReiserWinner: Botanical Breads, Cinnamon SquareImagine a range of innovative breads leavened by fermentation of edible fruits, vegetables, flowers or plants.Paul Barker imagined such a thing, and now his shop, school and bakery in Rickmansworth has evolved a process enabling such breads to be produced in quantity in a bakery environment. While wheat and rye are commonly fermented for sourdoughs, many other foods can be fermented, creating excellent dough leavening power, as well as imparting subtle flavours and aromas to the baked breads. No additives need to be used to create magnolia petal bread, for example, or fig & fennel, tomato & basil and avocado & red chilli.This summer, Barker has made watercress breads for sale at the open days of a 200-year-old local watercress farm. And, if shoppers bring in a surplus of home-grown vegetables, he can make them a bespoke bread from it.  Barker has contacted a local brewery and horticultural society about partnerships, and the brewery has agreed on a bespoke collaboration.He has also identified the impact this process can have on food waste and intends to work with a local retailer and ferment bread from their surplus food to donate to a local foodbank. Finalist: Mince Pie Croissant, Paul UKPaul UK describes its festive creation – an all-butter croissant containing mincemeat that is balanced with almond frangipane and then dusted with icing sugar – as a hybrid between a French classic and a British favourite, but with a modern take.“A mince pie can be a bit heavy for breakfast, compared to a light French traditional croissant,” explains Leila Chaabouni, operations manager responsible for new product development at Paul.Chaabouni developed the combination and then worked with bakery director Kevin Sherlock.“I tried several versions and Kevin and I agreed which one was our favourite. We then carried out research, took our customers’ comments on board, and ended up with what we think are perfectly balanced flavours and textures.”The mince pie croissants are all handmade at night to be baked fresh the next morning. They received widespread press, TV and radio coverage last year and there have since been requests for a bite-size version, which will be launched this year in time for Christmas.Finalist: Satin Vegan Cake Mixes, PuratosTapping the burgeoning vegan trend, these innovative mixes are versions of Puratos’ best-selling products but contain no egg, milk or dairy.Trevor Neilson, Puratos customer development manager, says eggless cakes are the biggest challenge with vegan bakery, adding that the new mixes, available in chocolate and plain flavours, deliver a moist cake with a short bite.Designed to be versatile and robust, the Satin Vegan Cake Mixes can also be used for lines such as muffins, cookies, biscuits and pancakes.“The cake mix is developed to a high standard to ensure there is no compromise on taste or texture,” says Puratos digital and communications manager Lydia Baines. “Vegan is becoming a highly popular lifestyle choice,” she adds. “The number of vegans in the UK has grown fourfold in the past 10 years and the trend is accelerating.”Recent research shows a significant spike in the number of people going vegan since 2016, with more than 3.5 million British people – or 7% of the population – now identifying as such.last_img read more

Children’s flu cases turn deadly after bacterial infection

first_imgJul 11, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Health officials in Perth, Australia, last week advised parents to seek medical care quickly for young children with respiratory symptoms, after three children under age 5 died of pneumonia as a complication of “mild” influenza A infections.Paul Van Buynder, director of communicable disease control for Western Australia’s health department, said in a Jul 6 press release that officials were surprised by how quickly the illness developed in the children. “While we do not want to create unnecessary panic, it is important for parents to be aware that the disease can cause serious illness within 24 hours,” he said.The children who died had a streptococcal pneumonia infection, but health officials have not announced what type, according to a recent report from Australian Broadcasting Corporation News.The cases started out as “mild influenza A infection,” Van Buynder told the Australian Associated Press. He said the health department found no links between the children’s cases. Australia is at the peak of its flu season, and the report said hospitals in the Perth area were inundated by anxious parents bringing children with flu symptoms.News of the Australian cases comes as infectious disease and public health experts are worrying about the threat of a flu pandemic associated with H5N1 avian flu. In past flu pandemics, bacterial coinfections have contributed substantially to deaths.The Australian report also is a reminder of recent worries US health officials have had about rising numbers of young flu patients who have suffered coinfections with the sometimes-fatal Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia, in some cases involving drug-resistant strains.S aureus can cause a severe, necrotizing pneumonia that has a relatively high case-fatality rate—33% during the 1968-69 flu pandemic, the CDC said in an Apr 13 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report article that detailed some of the recent fatal cases.Evidence points to a synergistic relationship between S aureus and influenza, according to an article in the June 2006 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Flu viruses appear to increase S aureus adhesion in the respiratory tract, and S aureus-specific enzymes (proteases) appear to increase flu virus replication. Also, influenza A virus strains appear to decrease destruction of S aureus by immune cells called phagocytes, making patients more susceptible to bacterial coinfection.In May the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an alert after noticing an increase in the number of S aureus infections in children with flu. The CDC said that from October 2006 through early May, 55 influenza deaths in children had been reported. Twenty of the children (out of 51 for whom relevant data were available) had bacterial infections, and 16 of these were infected with S aureus.Though the number of pediatric flu deaths this past flu season was similar to the two previous years, the CDC said the 16 deaths from S aureus pneumonia or bacteremia recorded so far reflected a sharp increase over those years. Only one S aureus coinfection was identified during the 2004-05 season, followed by three in 2005-06.Further, of the 16 children who had S aureus infections, 11 had methicillin-resistant (MRSA) strains that are typically associated with MRSA skin infection outbreaks, the CDC advisory said.The CDC also noted that the children who had S aureus infections had been in good health before they got sick, but progressed rapidly to serious illness.Anthony Fiore, MD, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC, told CIDRAP News that because childhood flu deaths have been nationally notifiable only since 2004, it’s difficult to make definitive statements about pneumonia death patterns. “It is concerning, and there is a surge in awareness, particularly with the antibiotic resistant strains of Staphylococcus,” he said.The CDC has other ways to track pneumonia trends in children with influenza, he said. For example, the Emerging Infections Program and the New Vaccine Surveillance Network are two systems that can capture clusters of severe infections in children that lead to hospitalization.Edward Septimus, MD, an infectious disease expert who is medical director of clinical integration at Methodist Hospital in Houston, told CIDRAP News that the clinical picture of the Australian cases possibly suggests a Group A Streptococcus organism. “It’s a severe clinical picture and it can act a lot like MRSA. The necrotizing effects are very similar,” he said. Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, died of a Group A streptococcal pneumonia, Septimus added.He said that without more information, it’s difficult to predict whether the Australian cases point to any troubling trends. Sometimes, he commented, patients are simply unlucky: Their risk of developing a serious pneumonia rises if they are colonized with a bacterial organism such as MRSA or Streptococcus when influenza viruses are circulating.See also:Western Australia Department of Health news releasehttp://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=711May 9 CDC health advisoryCDC. Severe methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus community-acquired pneumonia associated with influenza—Louisiana and Georgia, December 2006-January 2007. MMWR 2007;56(14):325-29 [Full text]Hageman JC, Uyeki TM, Francis JS, et al. Severe community-acquired pneumonia due to Staphyococcus aureus, 2003-04 influenza season. Emerg Infect Dis 2006 Jun;12(6):894-99 [Full text]last_img read more

Betway lands official Grand National betting partnership

first_img Related Articles Submit Anthony Werkman, Marketing and Operations Director at Betway, said: “The Grand National Festival at Aintree is a hugely important race meeting and we’re delighted to be its new official betting partner.“With the Betway Champion Chase in March, the Betway Lincoln on 1st April and now our sponsorship at Aintree, spring is going to be a very exciting time of year for us.”John Baker, Managing Director of Aintree Racecourse, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Betway as the new official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand National Festival in a three year deal. We’re delighted that they have taken five high quality races over the course of the three days, including the prestigious Grade 1 Betway Aintree Hurdle, the feature race of Grand Opening Day on Thursday 6th April.“This year’s Randox Health Grand National is already lining up to be another spectacular race with 110 quality entries announced last week. In addition to Betway, we look forward to working with a new, exciting headline sponsor in Randox and a new and respected broadcast partner in ITV Racing.” StumbleUpon Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020center_img Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Anthony Werkman, BetwayIndependent bookmaker, Betway has signed a seven-figure three-year deal with Aintree Racecourse to become the official betting partner of this year’s Grand National Festival, to be held on Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th April.Increasing its profile withing UK racing, Betway adds the high coverage sponsorship to its existing sports portfolio which includes sponsorship of  the Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, which has expanded its backing to sponsor this year’s top race meeting in the North West.Furthermore, Grade 1 contests the Betway Bowl Steeple Chase, Betway Aintree Hurdle, Betway Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase and Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle are all now part of the bookmaker’s sponsorship stable, and the Betway Handicap Steeple Chase will also hold the firm’s name. Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Spark 2016 conference secures keynote speaker

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — As registration for the Spark 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference begins today, the keynote speaker for the event has also been announced.The speaker is Christopher Flett, who is the frontrunner behind the women’s leadership program Ghost CEO.Flett has spoken at post-secondary institutions globally, and made appearances in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Forbes.- Advertisement -He is the author of ‘What Men Don’t Tell Women About Business’ and followed up that title with the release of ‘Market Shark – How to be a Big Fish in a Small Pond’, which has sold over 150,000 copies since 2014.The Spark 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference is designed specifically for women meet the professional and educational needs of women in business and those wanting to get into business.The conference is ideal for any woman working or managing small, and large, business — as well, for women working in all levels of government, education, tourism and hospitality, energy sector and home-based business.Advertisement This year’s theme is ‘Step Boldly’ and planning is underway.last_img read more